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I am setting up some windows 7 laptops for another office. I was wondering if it is possible to setup a wireless connection in advance?  In other words, I know the name of the wireless router and the password for it... but I am in another office, so it is not detected on the machine yet.  I would like to pre-configure it for the user so it would just connect when the boot up...  can I do that somehow?
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How far are the two office...give some more info.


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by:John Hurst
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It should work fine. All you are doing is creating a profile. Make sure you have the SSID, wireless encrytpion protoco, and password all set up. Set it up (it will not connect) and save it. I do that with Access Connections (IBM) but it should work in Windows.

Try one out, then start up the computer in the wireless area and see if it connects.

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ded9: The offices are in separate states

thinkpads_user: I will try it out
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Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

 
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Different states makes it a wee bit more difficult. Set one up and ship the computer to the other state.

You may need a trusted party at the other end to help understand and troubleshoot.

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If  the question is about pre config then thinkpad has answered your question.


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Here is also a link with how to configure a connection manually.

http://forevergeeks.com/how-to-setup-a-wireless-profile-on-windows-7/
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Once you get 1 setup correctly, you can just export it to a USB stick.
From Network and Sharing Center, click Manage wireless networks on the left.
Right-click on the wireless network you want to export and choose Properties.
Click the Copy this network profile to a USB flash drive link.

After it's copied to the USB drive, click the View more detailed instructions linkand a printable sheet should open in WordPad with details for importing the USB data to XP, vista, 7 and most modern routers with a USB port.
e.g. see attached file. It should open with WordPad by default.
AddWirelessNetwork.odt
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A possible option would be to send the laptops to that location and have a person connect each laptop to the local network. Once they have access to the internet you can remote in to the laptop and configure the wifi.
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Thanks- this worked for what we we trying to accomplish.
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